NEXT MEETING 9 DECEMBER – Rotary Christmas Function
As with last year, our club has decided to support the Hastings District Street Appeal by donating gifts. Jo Reyngould on behalf of the Baptist Church will speak to us on the night of our Christmas Function and we will hand over our gifts to her.
Can you please bring along a suitable gift for either an infant 0-12 months or a child up to 14 years of age, or mums and dads. This year support is going to 550 families (340 living in Decile 9 and 10) i.e. 2150 individuals, 1102 of are under the age of 14.
Gifts may be wrapped or in a bag but should have the gender and suggested age group or an adult male, adult female written on them. They are sorted and then re-wrapped to meet the family need.
Please either bring them along next week.
ATTENDANCE – 34 including guest speaker John Beaumont and visitors Jane Thompson and her sister Sue and Peter Mathieson.
TWO MINUTE TALK – Lyn Hann talked about stubbing his toe and how this was caused by a genetic condition called Morton’s toe where his second toe is longer than the first. This lead on to other genetic conditions like colour blindness, attached ear lobs, receding hairlines and finished with a quick exercise as to how we fold arms and clasp hands.
SPEAKER – Dr John Beaumont – Ophthalmologist. John is in practice at Royston Hospital and deals with general eye surgery. His topic Changes in eye surgery.
When he started mechanical or optical methods were used now electronics are used in surgery. These advances have helped with cataract surgery which is his ‘bread and butter surgery’. Cataract surgery is more refined with smaller wounds (2.35 mm) to remove content to implant the soft plastic lens.
Imaging and measuring have changed using new imaging equipment scans for operations for macular degeneration. Measuring devices using ultrasound and now laser has amazing accuracy. As a result complication rates have reduced for cataract surgery from 10% to 1-2%.
27 January – BBQ (First meeting of the new year
CLUB NOTICES AND DUTIES
The number of guests attending or apologies must reach Ian Ellengold phone 878 8652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 10 pm Sunday. Please also note that if you’re bringing a partner or other guest you also need to notify the attendance officer, to enable our caterers to prepare the correct number of meals.
Please note these arrangements: If you are rostered on for duty but find you are unavailable it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement for yourself. Once this is done, email Stephen Randal at email@example.com and advise him of the change. Note: most duties require attendance at 5.30 pm. Your duty may involve the use of equipment; you must put it away at the end of the meeting.
|Event||Christmas Function – Christmas Cheer Appeal|
|Visitor Reception, Badges and Grace||Randal & Henderson|
|Two-minute talk||Not required|
|Vote of Thanks||Norrie|
BIRTHDAYS: 3 – 9 December
|Eliza Reed||3 December|
ANNIVERSARIES: 3 – 9 December
Well done last tickets sold at 1.15 pm Saturday at Mitre 10. Good day from 11 am to finish – 42 books sold, $540 to bank Monday making the total amount banked to date $12631.00. 58% sold as full books which is slightly higher than last year 54%. It took us 22 days this year compared to 24 last year, extremely lucky with the weather this year with no cancelled days. – Jessica.
President Peter thanked the Raffle Committee – Peter, Jessica, Colin and David Smith for organising another successful raffle and to all the members who helped sell tickets.
The District Governor Change-over will be held at the Havelock North Function Centre on 28 June. Keep this date free.
Colin Wake thanked the six members who helped with two hours of landscaping work at the Enliven Centre last week – a very satisfying exercise.
Our International Project in Brazil is progressing well and we are almost there.
FROM OUR RYE STUDENT GABBY
Hope all is well. I thought I would give the club an update since my last one even though you probably hear a lot from Pops. I believe I last updated you when it was Labour Day weekend here in the US so that’s where I’ll start this one-off.
Over Labour Day weekend my first host family took me to Clark Fort, Idaho where we spent the weekend tubing on the lake and clay bird shooting. It was such a nice weekend getaway from Moscow relaxing on the water. I FINALLY went to my first ever American Football game at school, I don’t remember who we were playing but I know we won that game! That weekend I had an inbound camp at Camp Lutherhaven just out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I meet the new group of students who had just arrived. There is 12 of us from 11 different countries. I like this group of students better because we all get along and there are different smaller groups within the group. Latah county fair was in town, Cristiana (RYE Italian Exchange Student at Moscow High) and I spent the whole Saturday afternoon and evening there riding all the rides multiple times. The Fair reminds me of the A and P show. One of the Exchange students in my district took Cristiana and I to the Washington State University football game where they were playing UCLA. It was such an interesting game to watch as WSU sadly lost but it made me understand football a lot better. We had Homecoming at school which was so fun and different to experience. I had my first American Halloween which was completely different to how we do it back home. We carved pumpkins, made apple pie, decorated the house, and even had a family Halloween party where my host family and I dressed up as characters from Alice and Wonderland. I ended the month of October with my final inbound camp in Cranbrook, BC, Canada. Wow this town was beautiful and so is the country of Canada, looking to the South of the town was the Rocky Mountains and to the North was the Ski Fields. We spent the weekend rock climbing, carving pumpkins, singing and dancing, and trick or treating through an old historical town. I am so thankful to have spent my last inbound camp in district 5080 with such a beautiful and kind group of students. Since the Farmers Market in Moscow was coming to an end for the season, I finally got to make my first batch of kettle corn. It was a lot of work and I don’t know how the old fellas do it all the time. Hockey season has started up again! Within the next few weeks, I am going to Canada again for a tournament and we are going to Spokane to see the Spokane Chiefs hockey game which I am super excited about! This past weekend I have been in Seattle with the school for PACMUN. PACMUN is Pacific Model United Nations where we spend the weekend representing a country in a mock UN debate. It was such an amazing experience and I am so grateful to have been given the option to participate in it. And finally, today was Thanksgiving.
I had a lot of time today (Between helping cook the turkey and stuffing) to think about what I am thankful for. The thing I have been most thankful for this year would definitely be this amazing experience. Before I left for my exchange, I was super hesitant in my capability of doing this crazy thing but once I left on that plane and realised that this was the best thing, I could do for myself I was extremely happy. There have been tough times this year, but I knew that was to be expected, however, those tough times do not compare to the amazing experiences I have been gifted. My words can’t explain how thankful I am to the Rotary Club of Havelock North and to the Rotary Club of Moscow, both clubs have helped me grow into a person I am so proud to be today.
Wow this was a long report, but I guess time flies when you’re having fun. 6 more weeks till I come home and get to tell the club just a slim amount of my exchange as it would take me weeks to explain every amazing thing I have done.
Thank you once again,
Gabby returns to Havelock North on 10 January.
MY FIRST GAME OF ICE HOCKEY
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